Jun 27, 2016

Julia Ember's list of book girlfriends || Pride Month 2016

Happy Belated Pride Day!

I really can't believe that it's been one year since I saw twitter blow up in rainbow colours! I've been seeing pictures of pride parades, and it's beautiful! 

Anyway, today, for our pride month post, we have Julia Ember, the author of Unicorn Tracks - one of the most sweetest and adorable persons I've ever met - and an amazing advocate for diversity! She's also hosting the #ReadProud Challenge this month!

Today, Julia's here to talk about her list of book girlfriends! I am excited to check out her list, so let's get down to business!

Jun 25, 2016

A Chat with Audrey Coulthurst || Pride Month 2016

Hi guys!

Today, for our pride month special post, we have the author of one of the most awaited and exciting upcoming releases of 2016, a LGBT YA about royalty, magic, horses and forbidden romance - Of Fire and Stars! Let's welcome Audrey Coulthurst, and today she's being interviewed by yours truly!

Jun 23, 2016

Bisexuality in YA - Ashley Herring Blake || Pride Month 2016

Hi guys!

Today for our Pride Month special post, we have Ashley Herring Blake over here at Chasing Faerytales, who's going to share her thoughts on the representation of bisexuality in YA fiction!

Ashley is the author of Suffer Love, a huge advocate for diversity on twitter and such a sweet person in general! I am so happy to have her here on the blog, and let's hear what she has to say about bisexuality in YA!

Jun 21, 2016

A chat with Becky Albertalli || Pride mONTH 2016

Hi guys!

Today, I have another Pride Month special post for you! :) Today, I am featuring the author of the fan favourite Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli, whose an amazing author of LGBT lit and a wonderful person online! I am so excited to be able to interview her, and without further ado, here are her answers to my questions! :D

Jun 17, 2016

A Chat with Dahlia Adler || Pride Month 2016

Hey everyone! :) 

Can you believe that half of June has flown by already? It's amazing!!! It also means that we have ended our first half of Pride Month! I hope you all have checked out the Pride Month posts Shelly and I have featured so far! Don't forget to check out my recent interview with Adam Silvera and Wesaun's guest post over at Shelly's blog!

For today's post, I have Dahlia Adler over! Dahlia is not only a wonderful author, she's also an amazing human being! She's one of my favourite diversity advocates on twitter, and her enthusiasm for diverse books is astounding! 

I am so happy to be able to interview her today on the blog! Let's take a look at her view on books, diversity and all kinds of random stuff! :)

Jun 15, 2016

Ten Things You probably didn't know about Lady Jane Grey ( Blog Tour + Giveaway )

Hi guys!

Today, I am so excited to be inviting you all to my stop of the blog tour of My Lady Jane! This highly anticipated historical fantasy retelling by the amazing Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton sounds so exciting and intriguing, and I am so glad that I am able to do something to promote the book!

( Also a huge shout out to the wonderful Alexa who is hosting the tour! :))

I haven't read the book yet, but it's high on my TBR, because 
1. The authors
2. A historical retelling
3. The premise
4. Tudor England???? Sign me up!

But mostly, I am really excited for the book because it retells the story of- or rather offer a fantasy spin on the story - one of the most fierce and tragic figures of English History. I've always been fascinated with the life of Lady Jane Grey - I am a huge history geek, don't mind me - so today, I'll be sharing ten facts about the lady who inspired the book, that you might not have known before!

Jun 12, 2016

A chat with Adam Silvera || Pride Month 2016

Hi bookworms! :)

How's Pride Month going so far? I hope you guys are enjoying Shelly's and my posts this month! In case you missed it, I shared a post on why I think LGBT representation is important in Children's Lit and YA from a South Asian's perspective. Also don't forget to check out Shelly's interview with Mia Sergert and Dahlia Adler!

Today, I am featuring one of my favourite LGBT lit authors - Adam Silvera! Adam's debut More Happy Than Not was beautiful - it broke a lot of hearts, but in a good way - and his new book, History is All You Left Me - out on Jan 2017 - is currently drowning me in feels! Plus Adam is hands down one of the sweetest authors I've ever met - online and in real life - and I m so happy to be featuring him on the blog today!

Jun 9, 2016

Mish Went to BEA || Bookcon

Today's the last day of my BEA recaps!!!

I feel as sad as I felt when BEA finished, as I was at least reliving the whole experience through the recaps!

Anyway, so here's my adventures, on my last day in US, a.k.a Bookcon!

Jun 7, 2016

Top Ten Reasons why I love Victoria Schwab's books

It's not a new thing for my readers to know that I adore Victoria Schwab. That I love her books to death! That I'll probably even read a self help book if it's written by her! 

Today, I want to say why! So I made use of today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt, which was "Top Ten Reasons Why I love X". 

And my "X" is going to be Victoria Schwab's books!!!

Jun 5, 2016

Why we need LGBTQIA in Children's Lit || From a South Asian's Perspective

Happy Pride Month everyone!!! ;D

In case you missed the announcement a few days ago, Shelly and I are doing something special for Pride Month via #DiverseReads2016, with more exclusive content on our blogs! Don't forget to check out Shelly's master list of LGBT Lit!!!

Today's my turn to bring the spotlight onto books which celebrate and feature the LGBT community! I myself opted to tell you all, why I personally think that children's Lit and YA needs LGBT representation!

It's like a duh factor by now that we indeed need the representation! But what I am going to talk about is, why, and in the perspective of a South Asian teenage girl from a conservative society!

P.S - I haven't written discussion posts in a looooooong time. I may be out of practice! So don't mind it!

P.P.S - I'll bring some personal incidents and opinions into the post often!

Jun 2, 2016

Mish Went to BEA || Day Three

I am slowly getting over my BEA hangover, but we're not done with the recaps!! :D

Today's recap is all about the third day of BEA - a.k.a my favourite day and the day I kinda became a celebrity! :D

Jun 1, 2016

It's time to read proud! || Pride Month 2016

June means a lot of things! Summer for those in the west, a bit more warmer season for us easterners, and the reminder that half of the year has flown by.....it also holds a significant meaning for us diversity advocates! It's pride month!

So what is it exactly? Well, June is dedicated to celebrate the LGBTQIA community, and as readers we welcome you to celebrate LGBTQIA reads and authors!